Middle Fell

Start Point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell – Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance:     3.2 miles     Total ascent: 525 metres     Time taken: 1 hour 45 minutes     Start time: 08:30

Weather: Warm and clear. 13°C

The fabulous weather from this week continued today and it was well worth a visit to Wasdale for a walk up to Middle Fell. The light was just perfect and with the colours really starting to show it made for a lovely morning to be walking the fells.

Middle-Fell

Middle Fell

Start Point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell – Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total ascent: 525 metres     Time taken: 1 hour 30 minutes     Start time: 07:15

Weather: Lovely. 5°C

What a fabulous morning it was with really clear air and that ‘good to be alive’ feeling. We had time for a quick walk up to well trodden (by us) Middle Fell, the views from there of the Scafells and the head of Wasdale are simply fantastic.

Middle Fell

Middle Fell

Height: 582 metres / 1909 feet Grid reference: NY 15075 07222 Category: The Western Fells

The summit of Middle Fell in winter

The summit of Middle Fell in winter

Walking the Middle Fell ridge with Haycock, Scoat Fell and Red Pike in view

Walking the Middle Fell ridge with Haycock, Scoat Fell and Red Pike in view

Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn from the descent of Seatallan

Middle Fell and Greendale Tarn from the descent of Seatallan

With Joss Naylor on Middle Fell.

Middle Fell

Start Point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell – Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total ascent: 525 metres     Time taken: 1 hour 45 minutes     Start time: 09:15

Weather: Breezy, cold on top, 12°C

Today was another chance for Fletcher to get out on to the fells, this time on something a little more rugged than previously. Middle Fell is a fantastic walk with great views yet not too long for the youngster. I must say he carried it off with aplomb and I am pleased to report he absolutely loved it. He was fine off the lead, only needed a couple of check words to stay away from the sheep and when we got to the top the pair of them were running around barking madly and playing games. Nice one Fletch!

Middle-Fell

Greendale Round

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell – Greendale Tarn – Seatallan – Cat Bields Glade How BuckbarrowJoss Naylor Cairn – Greendale

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 785 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours     Start Time: 10:00

Weather: Sunny and warm. 20oC

It was a fantastic return to summer weather today with sunshine, blue skies and with the added bonus of being unexpectedly warm. Today I joined up with Skip, Smoky and fell running legend Joss Naylor for a memorable walk around Greendale.

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell  Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes     Start Time: 09:15

Weather: Cold and overcast. 2°C

It was so cold up there today – to the bone in fact – and not a day for hanging around for too long. Wasdale though, as ever, was beautiful.

 

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes     Start Time: 09:15

Weather: Bright and breezy. 15oC

Different day, different weather! It was about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday when I set off this morning though the wind was still strong in Wasdale. It was a good day for views though as the wind kept blowing those clouds away.

Greendale Round

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Seatallan – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 732 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Sunny and bright. 9C

What a beautiful morning it was and although quite hazy down below it did look as though it would be clear higher up and I wasn’t disappointed. The haze layer seemed to roll across from the east during the walk so I think it was a good idea to get out early. Nice to bump into StridingEdge fan David up on Middle Fell today too.

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes     Start Time: 06:45

Weather: Wet. 15C

It was predicted to be wet today but at least it was still dry when I set of on an early walk up to Middle Fell this morning. It was very dull and overcast though and the rain came just as I dropped down to Greendale Tarn and that made the return leg a damp and squelchy affair to say the least.

 

Greendale Round

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell – Greendale Tarn – Seatallan – Cat Bields Glade HowBuckbarrowJoss Naylor Cairn – Greendale

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 785 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 10:15

Weather: Generally overcast, some sunny spell and showers. 13C

Today was the day of the StridingEdge.net summer 2010 walk around Greendale. I chose a date earlier than usual to try and capture some ‘guaranteed’ decent weather for it, however that didn’t quite materialise! That aside, it was an enjoyable walk with great company and it was good to be able to chat to followers of the site. Up on Buckbarrow, the icing on the cake was bumping into the legendary Joss Naylor who was taking his dogs for a stroll!     

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3.5 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres    Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Sunny and warm. 16°C.

Wow, what a lovely day today! I was irresistibly drawn back to Wasdale and I’m glad I was, the views were absolutely fantastic. When it is sunny and warm, I must remember to wear a t-shirt. I must remember to wear shorts. I must remember to take sun cream. I must…

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Greendale Gill – Greendale Tarn – Middle Fell – Greendale

Distance: 2.8 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres    Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Cold with sunny spells and snow showers. 4oC.

There were real winter skies once more over Wasdale this morning with the ever present snow clouds combined with patches of blue and some strong snow showers. I took a slightly unusual route of to Greendale Tarn and from there up to Middle Fell; I traversed the fellside on a little used but good path to the tarn and then made a steep, rough and direct ascent to the summit. There was a thought for Wendy Juster on the summit today too.

Middle Fell

 Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell  Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3.5 miles     Total Ascent: 525 metres    Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Cold and strong wind. 4°C.

The weather has been wild in Cumbria over the last couple of days and today was no exception with a very strong wind on the top of Middle Fell today and behind it there is more snow to come. Today was the first time out with the new camera, so there was plenty of messing about with it, although I stuck to the old lens for now until I upgrade that as well.

 

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 560 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny. 19oC.

It was lovely and sunny again this morning with the clouds only hanging over the highest fells. It was nice and quiet in Wasdale when I arrived and it remained so throughout the walk. Greendale Tarn really is an idyllic place and well worth a visit on a day such as this.

Blengdale Horseshoe

tart point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Blengdale Forest – Sampson’s Bratfull – Stockdale Moor – Caw Fell  Little Gowder Crag – Haycock – Pots of Ashness – Seatallan –Middle Fell – Greendale

Distance: 12 miles    Total Ascent: 1150 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Clear with a cool breeze. 10°C.

It turned out to be great weather today and it felt very spring like at times, although the wind was cold on the tops. I completed a walk around Blengdale climbing to Caw Fell by the little visited Stockdale Moor, an interesting way to go just to find out exactly what ‘Sampson’s Bratfull’, marked on the map, was! It was very clear today allowing widespread views as far as Scotland and over to the Isle of Man.

 

Greendale Round

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Seatallan – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 732 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Clear and cold, hardly a breath of wind today. 8oC.

It was another cold and clear day today – if possible, it was better than yesterday as there was no wind to chill the bones. This was a lovely round with stunning views and the fells were ours alone for the entire walk.

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Middle Fell Greendale Tarn – Greendale Gill – Greendale

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 560 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours

Weather: Scorching – again! 28oC.

It seems to be getting hotter by the day at the moment and it was in the high twenties when I set off this morning. Too hot for Angus I think – today he was left at home to sit in the shade. The relentless slog to Middle Fell was quite tough with the sight of Greendale Tarn being a relief for both Casper and I – neither of us could resist getting in there!

Middle Fell

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Greendale Gill – Greendale Tarn – Middle Fell – Greendale

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 560 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Generally overcast but getting brighter through the afternoon. 8°C

I had another short walk in Wasdale this afternoon, the weather brightening up nicely by the end and the clouds lifting from the higher tops by the time I returned to Greendale. It was surprisingly warm on this walk although the higher fells still sport snow capped peaks.

 

Seatallan

Start point: Greendale (NY 144 056)

Greendale – Buckbarrow (79) – Glade How (80) – Cat Bields – Seatallan (81) – Greendale Tarn – Middle Fell (82) – Greendale

Weather: Mist and rain.

Today’s walk is to some of the unfashionable fells overlooking Wast Water; Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell. When I completed this round last year, it was teeming with rain and I really wanted to do theses fells in nice, clear weather. However….

I parked at Greendale by the side of the road and followed the tarmac west to Harrow Head. The path to Buckbarrow isn’t obvious from the road; it is a grassy track between the wall and Gill Beck immediately before the road triangle at Harrow Head. If you walk slightly past Harrow Head and look over the wall, you will see the hidden Tosh Tarn.